Vietnamese tofu soup

This is a simplified version of A Vietnamese Canh chua (sour soup) . A great light soup for a multi-course meal. Serves: 4 [more]

Ginger syllabub

This is a most English dessert. It’s light, easy to make and a lovely way to end a meal. I love stem ginger. It’s quite intense stuff so a little goes a long way. The juice in the jar is … [more]

Chinese Crab and Corn Chowder

This is a delicious fast and easy soup to make. Great for starting any meal. Serves about 8. [more]

Gingerbread Cake

This is one of my favorite comfort foods. This is the cake not the cookie. Not only will it make the whole house smell good, but every serving is like a big warm hug. [more]

Preserve Ginger

A simple way to keep ginger is to put whole roots in a jar and cover with dry sherry. Ginger will keep indefinitely this way, as long as it is submerged in the sherry. When you need some ginger, just … [more]

Hot toddy

There is nothing good about having a dreadful cold and feeling like flu is about take its hold on you. Well, this drink perhaps is the only good thing about being sick, provided you have a loved one … [more]

The David Lawrence

This is a variation on any number of lemon and ginger beer-based summer drinks, but it’s become my absolute favorite warm-weather cocktail. For this I blame my friend David. He first made it … [more]

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